Writing update…

Hello! I finished up the first draft yesterday of new book, AND THE NIGHT DID CLAIM THEM, it’s clocked in at 27k but will go over the 30k mark with the next few rounds of edits. Why? Well, some sections were written in broader strokes than others so will get filled out when I go back. Plus…the way I write is that I don’t plot at all, so I need to remove repetitive story beats, flesh out characters and make the monster more of a thing.

I’m gonna let it sit for a bit as I’ve got a couple of housekeeping things to do on older projects. First up is chopping up and formatting, CONGRATULATIONS! YOU’VE ACCIDENTALLY SUMMONED A WORLD-ENDING MONSTER, WHAT NOW? It’s a choose your own adventure style book, so want to stylise each section and shuffle it all about, ahead of getting the cover artist onboard. Got someone in mind, just waiting for them to be free.

Then I’m going to go through my editor’s notes on, DON’T SMELL THE FLOWERS! THEY WANT TO STEAL YOUR BONES! With them both moved on, I can get back to the brand new book with a clear head and sort it out.

DLS Reviews tackles the pesky Cannibal Nuns from Outer Space!

One review I always keep an eye out for when I release a book, is that by DLS Reviews, or Chris Hall to give his earthly name away. I’ve spoken to him before about the effort and attention to detail he puts into each one, and it’s on par with most writer’s planning. So here is his review for Cannibal Nuns from Outer Space! which even dissects all seven fake movie trailers, both alternate endings, the deleted scenes and Director’s Commentary. Mild spoilers abound if you haven’t read the book already. But you have though, haven’t you? Click HERE.

So what next?

I knocked up a blog post to run through what I go through post-book release, and trying to work out what the hell I’m going to start work on next. Also…finally decided what to do with those unfinished books of mine, read my witterings HERE.




I started writing DON’T SMELL THE FLOWERS! THEY WANT TO STEAL YOUR BONES, just over a year ago. I’ve just finished the edits on the fifth draft of it now. It’s just been emailed across to my wonderful editor, and I feel two things…relieved and knackered. Never taken so long to finish something off and I’m glad it is done. What now? Finish up the formatting for a book by a couple of chums, then one of two things. Always wanted to write a screenplay, and have MR SUCKY in mind as being the first. But I also have another project in mind, which has to be finished by next year. My oft-delayed Roll With It book.

Right, I’m off to engage in exercise, and then drinking. Toodles.

Cannibal Nuns are finally here!

A little over two years ago, I started work on a silly b-movie style book called, CANNIBAL NUNS FROM OUTER SPACE! and today it’s finally out in the world. Really pleased with how it turned out, though a little unsure as to how I can top the hype that’s surrounded it. Anyway, here’s an excellent spoiler-free review of it, and…an article listing five influences on the book itself. Thank you to everyone who’s picked this up, I appreciate it.

Edge Lit and Cannibal Nuns

One writing event that I love attending is Edge Lit, in Derby. Organised by Alex Davis, it was one of the first events I went to and I always try to go. This year, I’ll be launching my upcoming bizarro/horror/comedy novel, CANNIBAL NUNS FROM OUTER SPACE! Anthony Watson got his mitts on an early copy and wrote this rather nifty review. If you are going to EL, I’ll be performing a slice of bizarro weirdness at midday too. Read the review right HERE.

‘CNfOS is yet another triumph for Mr Bradshaw. If you can’t find anything to entertain you within its pages then you’re either dead or – worse – Jacob Rees Mogg.’

First review for Cannibal Nuns from Outer Space! is in…

Hello! I’m gonna start getting in the habit of posting more on here, even if it’s reviews. Starting off, we have the first review for my upcoming novel, CANNIBAL NUNS FROM OUTER SPACE! from none other than the Ginger Nuts of Horror, premier indie horror website. What did head honcho, Jim McLeod make of it, given his aversion to nuns?

Mr Sucky saw Bradshaw rise from being a great writer to the heady heights of a must-read author.  But what is an author to do after producing not only a career-defining novel but a genre-defining novel?  I’ll tell what, he says ‘hold my beer, I’m going in for the kill.’

Read the full thing HERE! Big thanks to Jim for reading and reviewing, only a month or so now until the hungry nuns are landing for their annual harvest. Have you pre-ordered your copy yet?

Honest guv, stuff is coming

Greetings! Bit quiet on the update front, but rest assured that shit is happening. And not just me going poopy. First up, one of the last serious short stories I’ve written, DEAD LINE, is in the Welcome To Hell anthology which is out on April 1st. It’s an anthology where each story weaves into an overarching narrative and is pretty funky.

I’ve got one short story out there waiting to see if it’ll be accepted into one anthology, if not, it’ll go in the Bumper Book of British Bizarro, along with another piece (or two), more on that later when I have details as it’s something pretty cool.

Main news is that Cannibal Nuns from Outer Space! is nearly put together in all of its three formats. The Kindle file is done and I’m just waiting for 90 days from launch so I can upload the files. The hardback cover is being a bit of a bastard as I want to do something slightly different from the paperback version. I’m getting back to that in a minute. It’s going to be sweet though, of that I can assure you.

Then, I’ve been finishing up edits on what was once called Summoned, but is now called, CONGRATULATIONS! YOU’VE ACCIDENTALLY SUMMONED A WORLD-ENDING MONSTER. WHAT NOW? A DICTATE-YOUR-FATE BOOK. Had an idea for one of the choices back when I wrote the damn thing THREE years ago, and am now able to write it and put it in with the other endings. Again, more on that at some other juncture, hoping to send that off to the editor at the end of April.

There you go, good fight, good night! Though it’s mid-afternoon here…